Rick Davidson


"The definition of a good all-night thriller"- New Hamsphire Outdoor Gazatte

"Just when you thought it was safe to go into the woods" -Rebecca Rule

Review by Peter Sherman: "New Hampshire Sentinel Source"

Listed in Laura Knoy's NHPR's 2008 Holiday Books

Catamount, A North Country Thriller Trailer


"A Real Page Turner"

Man's sacrilegious infringements on Nature's delicate balance calls down a forgotten Indian curse and releases a raging mountain lion, a catamount in the North Woods. This creature is not supposed to be there and is not supposed to prey on humans, but two young children and their dog pick up its trail behind an isolated summer camp not far from the Canadian border. The children do not return and a search and rescue party sets out after them, but the rampages of the malevolent ghostlike cat hinders their efforts and a violent storm sets off a serious forest fire in the tinder-dry forest.


"The apparition itself could only see in black and white, but its vision of the unaware deer is sharp and precise. One doe, feeding only twenty feet away, does  not appear spooked by the abnormal silence, nor is she cognizant of her impending fate. A muted purring replaces the silence. This sound is unknown to the doe. Frozen for a moment, her head lifted, the doe stares. With no reason to bolt, she resumes feeding. The silence returns and then the wind rustles the grass. It is too late. As the doe turns, a black tail lashes out and the dark apparition springs".




About the Author:

Rick Davidson is a public school teacher, and award winning professional photographer and sometime guitar player.  For many years Rick wrote a popular photo tips newspaper column and operated Davidson Photography and Video along with his wife Jane. He holds a BA from Bowdoin College in philosophy with a minor in English Literature.  Rick and his wife have traveled extensively throughout Europe and lived near Stuttgart Germany for over eight years. They now enjoy their rural home in Freedom New Hampshire.  Rick's recently published novel "Murder at Stillwater Lodge" is a mystery novel that can not truthfully be described as a sequel to Catamount but the story does feature some of the same characters.

Published by Beech River Books

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Rick Davidson has also created a dynamic slide show on mountain lions sightings in New England. This presentation has been well received at many venues ranging from Trout Unlimited to public libraries, assisted living organizations, and bookstores.Book Now

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Murder at Stillwater Lodge Trailer




Coming Soon:

Catamount Returns

"Murder At Stillwater Lodge" is now avaivable. Roger Harris, a guest at Stillwater Lodge in northern New Hampshire, is violently killed at the start of a holiday weekend. Powerful spring storms wash out access roads and isolate the fly fishing enthusiasts and married alternative lifestyle couples gathered at the lodge. A flood of accidents and murders plunge them into murky waters, but the bold proprietors attempt to unravel the mystery and curb the violence.

Retired Fish and Game Officer Rob Schurman and local cur-mudgeon Ike Roberts are at the heart of it all as this exciting story shifts gears from a whodunit to a thriller in fictional Clifford, New Hampshire (also the setting of Davidson’s “Catamount: A North Country Thriller”). Once again all is not as it seems in the peaceful, idyllic lakes and woods of the North Country.

$18.00 / paperback / 231 pages / Beech River Books / 2014 / ISBN 978-0-9839367-8-7.


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Rick Davidsons Blog on Education and Technolgy in Education

Curated Scoop It on Education and Technolgy in Education